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5 Must-Have Anti-Aging Ingredients

anti-agingHoping to learn more about the ingredients you should be looking for in anti-aging skin care? Here are FIVE anti-aging ingredients to keep in mind:

1. Antioxidants
Antioxidants are your weapons against free radicals, which are damaging to skin cells. Free radicals are atoms or molecules that have an unpaired electron in an outer shell. This incomplete electron will then go searching for a mate, causing a harmful process known as oxidation. Hence, you need to use anti-oxidants.

There are various types of antioxidants, such as Vitamins A, C and E. Skin care products that contain these antioxidants help prevent skin cell damage, thereby encouraging a healthier looking complexion. Moreover, Vitamin C naturally contains brightening properties to help perk up dull, lackluster skin. Our bestselling products that contain antioxidants are:

Vitamin C Serum
Rose Hips Nourishing Oil
Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF-30
Hyaluronic Emulsion with Vitamin C
Vitamin E Body Lotion (Wheat Germ)
Fruit and Vitamin A&D Hand Cream (SPF-10)

2. Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Exfoliating the skin regularly is a crucial component of basic skin care. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are chemical exfoliants that come in the form of Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Fruit Enzymes (to name a few). We carry a slew of products that contain AHAs, including:

Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Glycolic Eye Cream
Glycolic Gel
Glycolic Skin Renewal Complex
Enzyme Cleansing Gel (contains fruit enzymes)
Buttermilk Moisturizer (contains Lactic Acid)
Alpha-Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
Rolling Cream Peel with AHA

3. Ceramides
Did you know that Ceramides comprise 20% of our skin’s intercellular matrix? The intercellular matrix is the “glue” that binds the skin cells together—which is partially responsible for maintaining the skin’s appearance and protecting it. Skin care products that contain Ceramides contribute to a protected, younger looking complexion. We offer five products that are packed with this ingredient:

Herbal Hydrating Serum
A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer
Ceramide Complex with N.M.F. & A.H.A.
Ceramide Eye Gel
Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream

4. Humectants
Supple, hydrated skin is highly contingent on humectants as they are responsible for attracting and binding moisture into the skin. Examples of humectants are hyaluronic acid, glycerin, honey and lactic acid. Indeed, as mentioned before, Lactic Acid is in fact an AHA, but it is also considered a humectant since it possesses excellent hydrating properties. Our top products that are formulated with humectants are:

Cellufirm Drops
Seaweed Night Cream
Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare & Hyaluronic Acid
Buttermilk Moisturizer
Revitalin Moisturizer

5. Sunscreen
You can apply the best anti-aging ingredients in the world, but if you neglect to use sunscreen on a daily basis, all year round, your efforts in preventing signs of aging go down the drain. Sunscreen is the number one product when it comes to anti-aging. When sunscreen is used in conjunction with other sophisticated ingredients (i.e., antioxidants), you’re on the road to younger, healthier looking skin. Sun damage is one of the top causes of premature wrinkling; slather on sunscreen every day.

There you have it. These five anti-aging superstars will slow down the clock, so be sure to check out our products that contain these powerhouse ingredients!

Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions leeann@mariobadescu.com Feel free to visit my Google+ page.

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